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with $325 million? captions paid for by nbc-universal televisi >>> good evening, for many americans, it was just something fun to do on this saturday after thanksgiving, get out of the house, burn off some turkey calories, get some early holiday shopping done, but for retail analysts, this weekend could signal the start of something big for the u.s. economy. 147 million people were expected to shop between friday and sunday. record numbers of shoppers are making purchases on their mobile devices or ipads, and for those who did venture out today, the foot traffic wasn't just at big box retailers but also at mom and pop neighborhood stores, part of a concerted effort to promote small business on this holiday saturday. nbc's michelle franzen has been out in the crowds today, she joins us in front of macy's, the flagship store in new york. good evening, michelle. >> reporter: good evening, kate. consumer confidence has been improving over the last few months, and retailers are hoping that new excitement along with the emotions of the holiday season will translate into a boost in sales.
, america. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. well, millions of votes have already been cast and the candidates will do some last-minute politicking early today. in the swing state of ohio, nearly 1.8 million absentee ballots have already been cast. that's up from 2008. in florida nearly 4.5 million people have voted early or by absentee coming very close to the number from last time. president obama voted early this year. he'll do some swing state interviews and then play in his traditional election day basketball game while awaiting the returns from chicago. mr. romney has added two last-minute campaign stops in ohio and pennsylvania after he votes in massachusetts. running mate paul ryan will vote in wisconsin before joining romney in boston. and vice president joe biden will vote in delaware before joining the president in chicago. nbc's tracie pots is in cincinnati, ohio. she has the details on the candidates' final frantic day of campaigning. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: we're at a polling place in ohio. already a b
happened during the 9/11 benghazi terror attack. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. a horrific week for the northeast and mid-atlantic states continues to unfold. 94 people are confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. minutes ago we learned the number of power outages has gone down to 3.5 million. at the height of the blackout, 8 million people had no power. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's statin island where the superstorm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers. a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodies were found in a marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washed out by rising waters during the hurricane. >>> people living on that island told nbc's ann curry support has been far too slow in coming. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here and we need help immediately. >> fema teams did walk through staten island neighborhoods thursday trying to make sure victims signed up for federal help. home
mirkarimi, mirkar. >>> right now on nbc bay area news, with the election in just three days, president obama and governor romney are campaigning day and night's flying battleground state to battleground state, trying to win over undecided voters. >>> plus, how hurricane sandy is playing a role as well. >>> and how businesses in south bay are trying to get creative without the regular hockey crow crowd. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening, i'm diane dwyer, thank you for joining us, it has been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast, many are without power, and recovery is still slow. nbc's jay gray has more on how neighbors are helping neighbors. >> reporter: the clean up has come from some who suffered the most. >> everybody is looking after everybody else, helping each other. >> reporter: survivors, coming together in the wake of sandy. >> this is a disaster that has touched home for us. it is our job to go out here with the people. >> reporter: making meals. >> reporter: and volunteer doctors taking care of those who have no place to go. >> i think
getting off the ground. monday, november 5th, 2012. r monday, november 5th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> a very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. election day is less than 24 hours away, and the latest polls show this is still a neck and neck race. according to the final preelection nbc news "wall street journal" possible, 48% of likely voters support president obama, while a close 47% favor governor mitt romney. the president holds the same narrow 48% to 47% edge among likely voters in virginia. mr. obama holds a slightly wider lead in florida with support from 49% of likely voters compared to romney's 47. and in all important ohio, our poll shows president obama holds a six-point lead over his republican rival with 51% to romney's 45. nbc's tracie potts is in cincinnati, ohio, with the candidates' final frantic day of campaigning. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, veronica. good morning from cincinnati where voters are well aware of how important their vote is. so much so, that we saw them standing outside in extremely long lines, willing to wai
for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and today the focus is back to washington and whether the white house and congress can put aside campaign bitterness to reach a deal avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. last night house speaker john boehner insisted he's optimistic about an agreement telling abc's diane sawyer he is, quote, the most reasonable responsible person in washington but he's also not backing off his stand on tax hikes. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription given where our economy is. >> is it on the table to talk about -- >> i made clear yesterday that raising tax rates is unacceptable. and, frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. >> at issue here, a perfect economic storm that could have serious consequences. nbc's andrea mitchell breaks it down for you. >> reporter: the campaign was tough. victory is sweet. now comes the hard part. >> on january 21st, 2013, there's going to be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases. >> reporter: so what exactly is the fiscal cliff? it's a nigh
to an unexpected discovery. law enforcement and multiple u.s. officials tell nbc news e-mails between general petraeus and broadwell were indicative of an extramarital affair. this on the heels of the presidential election, bound to raise lots of questions. we have two reports starting with nbc's andrea mitchell who was first to break the story. andrea, good evening. >> good evening. the scandal that's shaken the national security and intelligence world, began, officials say, with a complaint to the fbi that did not even mention david petraeus, and did not reach the white house until after the election. general david petraeus tumbled from the highest levels of government service after acknowledging what he called unacceptable behavior. an extramarital affair exposed by a cascading series of events sources say started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi. triggered by e-mails from petraeus' biographer paula broadwell to another woman not related to petraeus who felt she was being harassed and complained to the fbi. officials say in recent weeks the fbi traced the e-mails to broadwel
against you at 1 in 175 million, nbc's jay gray reports plenty of folks are lining up to pay $2 to dream. >> reporter: the rush for the right numbers is on this morning. >> good luck. >> thank you. >> reporter: millions looking to beat the odds and the deadline before tonight's powerball drawing. >> give me two separate powerballs. >> reporter: lottery officials say a billion tickets or more will be sold before the numbers are pulled tonight. >> people are crazy about powerball. it's now big money. >> reporter: the biggest money in powerball history, a jackpot of $500 million and growing. >> who knows? it might be your day. >> reporter: to be your day you'd have to beat 175 million to 1 odds. for comparison, you have a better chance of becoming an astronaut, being elected president, winning an academy award or being struck by lightning multiple times. still, that doesn't stop players from planning how they'll spend their winnings. >> i think i would buy an island. i would just buy an island. it would be my island. >> buy an aston martin db9. >> i think i would probably retire, maybe live
. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good morning to you. i'm remember ron cadel la krus. new details continue to emerge in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to resign. government officials say after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer paula broadwell. multiple sources have revealed the identity of a woman who received harassing e-mails from broadwell and whose complaint to the fbi led to the investigation which uncovered the affair. and there's a growing chorus of questions from lawmakers about exactly when the affair came to light, who in washington was told about it, and when they were told. nbc's kristen walker has the latest on the controversy. >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus's biographer. a senior u.s. military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fundraising in tampa, is married, she and her husband are close petraeus family friends. officials say the dow
in palm springs this past week was returned to his family in the bay area today. nbc bay area, kimberly terry where the flag draped coffin arrived this afternoon. kimberly. two dozen family members were here when the coffin arrived. as you can iffage in. there was overwhelming grieve as the body of the corporal was brought inside. the 22-year-old was shot the morning of november 10th during a confrontation with palm spring police who say that he used his car as a weapon against two officers who feared for their safety. and based at camp pendleton. but stationed at 29 palms. he was just in the bay area where he grew up visiting and had plans to start college in a few months. >> this is a -- there is a young man, signed up to serve the country who went to afghanistan. came back untouched. was sach in afghanistan. came back to get killed. nobody deserves this. they want to know more about what exactly happened the morning the marine was killed. they want a full investigation, independent of the palm spring police department or district attorney any office. both officers involved in the sho
parade right here on nbc. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, november 22nd, 2012. >>> and a very happy thanksgiving to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. the smoke-filled skies over the gaza strip are clear this morning after a cease-fire between israel and hamas went into effect just hours ago. thousands of people in gaza poured into the streets to celebrate the cease-fire. nbc's martin fletcher joins us live from tel aviv, israel, with those details. martin, good morning. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. the cease-fire went into effect 9:00 in the evening last night. that's 17 hours ago. and so far, so good. there were two early this morning sirens in the south of israel, warning sirens of rockets. turned out, they were just false alarms, though, so it is holding for the time being. and also, the israeli army has just given orders about an hour or two ago for the first of the army reserve soldiers that it called up for a possible ground invasion of gaza. 30,000 reserve soldiers were called up. the first of those have been given orders now that they can return
families left shattered by sandy. tonight, our nbc news investigation. >>> moment of crisis at one of the most trusted institutions in the world. explosive allegations against a popular tv star, now a shake-up all the way at the top. >>> reunited, separated during the storm, we're there for the emotional moments when families find the pets they thought were lost forever. >>> and paying tribute to those who served and those who continue to serve. tonight, honoring our nation's heroes on this veterans day. >>> good evening. the fallout from the surprise resignation of cia director david petraeus after admitting to an extramarital affair has taken two tracks tonight. first with the bombshell landing just days after the presidential election, there is a growing course of questions from lawmakers about exactly when petraeus's affair was discovered and who in washington was told about it. then there's the fbi investigation that inadvertently exposed the whole thing. a probe into some harassing e-mails allegedly sent by petraeus's biography, paula broadwell. tonight nbc has learned who th
. but first nbc's kristen welker is at obama headquarters in chicago. a long-fought battle for the president? >> reporter: absolutely, lynn. the crowd was electrified when president obama walked out onto the stage behind me. of course, when president obama delivered his victory speech, in that speech he talked about meeting with mitt romney and also talked about reaching across the aisle to work with republicans on pressing issues including deficit reduction, immigration reform and, of course, jobs, lynn. that was the number one issue for voters during this election cycle. almost cost president obama his re-election. he essentially said during his speech last night that he got the message loud and clear. there were also some personal noemts to his speech. he told the crowd publicly how much he loves his wife, how proud he is of his daughters. also said that they will not be getting a dog this year. lynn, the first family is staying here in chicago. they are heading home a little later on today. lynn? >> one dog will do. that was nbc's kristen welker. now to governor romney, the man who out l
on the personal scandals that have developed. petraeus and afghan war commander john allen, from nbc's andrea mitchell, who broke this story. >> reporter: at his news conference, the president went outs of his way to praise petraeus. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. >> reporter: as paula broadwell remained in washington staying with her brother and still not talking, officials say the investigation was triggered in may when general john allen received an e-mail from an account called kelleypatrol. sources close to kelley say it warned the general to stay away from her, that she could ruin him. general allen says people close to jill kelley forwarded it to her on the account she shares with her husband, scott, thinking she had sent it as a joke. sources close to kelley said she had told general allen she had not sent it but was concerned she was being stalked or electronically hacked because the e-mail referred to a meeting she and general allen had scheduled in washington for the following week. in june, pe
.s. has in afghanistan. martin fletcher, on the israel-gaza border. nbc news >> reporter: i'm richard engel in gaza, this palestinian enclave was under attack today. the interior ministry took hits, as did the rocket launchers, so far israel has been using surgical strikes they targeted individuals. a hamas field commander was killed today. but civilians are dying, too. why is this happening now? hamas is challenging israel with rockets, confident it has real support in the region after the arab spring revolutions. visiting gaza today, the egyptian prime minister, a show of support that would never have happened under mubarak, egypt, the revolution will spare no effort to stop this aggression, he said. he held a child, killed, according to the officials, moments earlier. egypt must balance its support of hamas with need for good relations from washington, and billions in aid. like egypt, they are from the muslim brotherhood, they are trying to channel the power that toppled arab strongmen to topple israel. there were demonstrations today supporting gaza, in yemen, lebanon, turkey and
departed for the region at the president's request. nbc's political director and chief white house kres spon dend chuck todd is traveling with the president. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. it's safe to say the events in gaza have overtaken or overshadowed what the president has been working on here in southeast asia. i can tell you this, last night the president was on the phone until 2:30 in the morning, first with egyptians president morsi and then israeli prime minister netanyahu. then back on the phone with morsi. the reason there, obviously talking to netanyahu trying to get a sense of what it would take to prevent him from doing the ground invasion into gaza. the talks with morsi are about, this is the egyptian leader, has the direct contact with hamas. neither united states or israel has that. the decision to send secretary clinton, i'm told by white house aide, is neither an acknowledgment that things are close, nor do they feel as if things are stuck. they're hoping her presence, first in israel and then in the west bank meeting with the palestinia
with egypt's leaders. nbc's jim maceda has more. >> reporter: morsi, the former muslim brotherhood leader has boosted his credibility with u.s. and israel, and has become a politician to deal with in the arab world but it is one thing to broker a cease-fire, now he will have to enforce it and crack down on hamas and their weapons smuggling >> reporter: president obama who visited israel as a candidate four years ago but not since has to decide his next steps. >> the first thing he has to do is decide whether or not he is going to invest in the effort to resolve the israeli-palestinian conflict. i think at the moment it is a stain on his legacy. >> reporter: the u.s. officials are looking at what could be the birth of a new start with the less clear is how the u.s. will handle hamas, which is clearly empowered >>> and now, how all of this is playing out in israel and gaza, nbc's veteran middle east correspondent martin fletcher is in tel aviv tonight. and our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel is in gaza city, let's begin with you, richard. >> reporter: good evening, kate, israeli dron
's mt. shasta could see an incredible 18 feet of snow over the next several days. nbc's meteorologist bill karins has details for us. bill, what can you tell us? >> as far as the snow goes, that's at the highest of elevations where no one lives. the only areas that will get the snow is possibly to the south in the central cascades. it's really the rainfall that's the big concern, the amount that's going to go into these rivers basins. as they accumulate and it continues to rain over the weekend, we're going to have flooding concerns. this morning we're soaked right now. the heaviest rains have shifted into the mountains. it's still raining pretty good. san francisco to san jose, a continuous steady rain out there. the real downpours have moved towards yuba city. this storm system is one piece of it. you can see the plume coming into california. there's another piece behind that has to kick through on saturday. it doesn't look like until monday, lynn, this area will have a dry day. major concerns especially in northern california at this point. >> bill, thanks so much. >>> elsewhere to
nbc's ann curry, support has been far too slow in coming. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here and we need help immediately. >> fema teams did walk through statin island neighborhoods thursday trying to make sure victims signed up for federal help. homeland security chief janet napolitano will visit there today. elsewhere, the national guard handed out water, food, diapers last night. 17 military aircraft arrived in new york state carrying repair trucks from california. >>> in virginia the u.s.s. san antonio was loaded with supplies and sent off to new york and new jersey. >>> the city of hoboken is finally getting back on its feet after flooding stranded 20,000 people. governor chris christie says the power situation has drastically improved. >> remember, at the height of the storm we were at 2 point. >> petros: 7 million, so we're a million more customers have been restored from the height of the storm. >>> in connecticut, garbage is piling up on the streets as flooded basements are being cleaned out.
the devastation from sandy, as help slowly begins to arrive. nbc's danielle leigh is there for us in toms river, new jersey, where folks are trying to do just that. good morning to you, danielle. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. today, many of the popular sea side communities, places like seaside heights, where people love to go and vacation in the summer, still completely cut off from most of society. officials say it is just not safe to go over there. along toms river, evidence of the devastation. you can just walk down the road and walk along bits and pieces of people's homes, even furniture that has been washed to the side of the road because of sandy. the devastation is severe. streets are unpassable, homes are just leveled, and people are hanging on to the president's promises that the recovery will be escalated, that they will help restore this community. many people on toms riverside of the mainland, they haven't even been able to go over to the jersey shore and see what's left of their homes. and just yesterday, standing where i am, they stood for hours just hoping that maybe they coul
to bring in nonon onworkers to fill those shifts. reporting live in los gatos, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> thanks, marianne. >>> switching to the forecast now, the slow moving halloween storm brought with it some impressive rainfall totals. we have more changes on the way. jeff ranieri is in the nbc bay area weather center with more. >> it was moving at about 15 to 20 miles an hour. you could have rode a bike from the north bay to the south bay quicker than this storm system. let's get a look at the radar now. you can see the storm is pushing off to the south and east. and right now, no raindrops on the doppler radar as it scans around. how about that rain. one of the highest totals in san francisco with 1 3/10. we still picked up 16/100. this puts san francisco well above average this time of year. that is a huge contrast from what we had last year. here we go again with the extreme weather. that storm moves out. here comes high pressure. this will produce some 70s and 80s in the seven-day forecast. and potentially record setting heat. we'll detail all of this for you coming up.
, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. there are stunning new details in the scandal that brought down cia chief general david petraeus. the news comes just days before four-star general john allen was to appear at a confirmation hearing for a new role, overseeing our military throughout europe. that nomination is now on hold at the order of the president. nbc's tracie potts is live on capitol hill this morning. tracie. >> reporter: good morning everyone. lawmakers here want some answers and they may get them from the cia and fbi. they have a closed-door briefing on all this coming up tomorrow, a scandal that now involves two decorated generals. >> reporter: kelley is a woman she claimed she felt harassed by anonymous e-mails traced to broadwell. it i uncovered an affair between petraeus and broadwell. petraeus resigned. broadwell talked about working with petraeus in afghanistan. the pentagon won't say what the relationship was between allen and kelley, but he's still on the job for now. in washington preparing for senat
, including nbc, staked out her home and at one point invoked diplomatic-type privileges. >> i am an honorary consul-general so i have inviolability so they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. >> just who is jill kelley. her name has come up in connection with two of the nation's top commanders. more now on her story from nbc's kristen welker. >> mrs. kelley, how are you doing? >> reporter: jill kelley was well known in social circles around tampa long before she became fodder for the tabloids of new york. she and husband scott, a surgeon, threw lavish parties at their ten bedroom home that sold for $1.5 million in 2004. black ties, top notch catering, a couple about town. >> jill was always smiling, vivacious. >> reporter: aaron fodiman publishes "tampa bay magazine" that features fancy parties and ads for high-end merchandise. the kelleys frequented its pages. >> there was always a bevy of people surrounding them. it would seem like no matter where they went people enjoyed talking to them, being with them. >> repor
of the conflict yet. and tonight it goes on. our team is on the ground tonight. we begin with nbc's stephanie gosk in jerusalem. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. even egyptian president mohammed morsi hinted there was a deal. but late today, a spokesperson for hamas, said there would be no cease-fire, at least not tonight. making secretary clinton's job here on the ground even more difficult. secretary of state clinton cut her trip to asia short, diverting to israel to personally help shepherd a possible cease-fire. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> reporter: making her task more difficult, the u.s. has no diplomatic relationship with hamas. a group it labels a terrorist organization. so egyptian president mohammed morsi is playing a key role as intermediary. >> the critical challenge is going to be to make sure that everybody understands the commitments that have been made, the same way, so there's no misunderstandings. >> reporter: even with d
into the middle of the madness. nbc's jay gray is live for us this morning at the mall of america outside of minneapolis. all right. what have you bought so far? >> reporter: i've been too busy to shop. come on, very ron kachlt we'll talk later. maybe i can pick something up for you. we are at mall of america, the biggest mall in the country, black friday in full swing. this is one of those places that started black friday last night. black friday getting started for many on thursday this year. >> i want a 50-inch tv and a 40-inch. >> why? >> because i don't have one. >> reporter: not everyone is buying into the strategy. >> i think thanksgiving day should be kept for thanksgiving day. >> reporter: for most, this is still friday. >> black friday for every retailer. super bowl of retail. >> essentially everything you've been looking at throughout the year, that is going to be on sale. we'll have it on stock. >> reporter: decide.com says at its best black friday will be fun and games or a real workout. >> all gaming type equipment. consoles, video games, those generally do go down. also fit
don't want big change to it, but big change could come. nbc's tom costello has more on what it may look like. >> reporter: it is one of the most popular government programs, but medicare now accounts for more than 13% of federal spending, and expected to grow at what many analysts call an unsustainable rate. so among the many options congress could consider to cut costs, slowly raise the eligibility age, and it would affect mr. and mrs. green, who live on any street, usa, both turning 65 next year will unlikely be affected, both still eligible for medicare coverage. but it could affect mr. and mrs. brown, who are only sixty. that could raise the number to sixty-five, and mr. and mrs. jackson, fifty-five, may not be eligible until they're sixty-six or older. but others say it would shift the costs to health care providers and private insurers. >> so as the private number pays more, the government saves money. but total costs rise. >> reporter: congresss could also change the means test, meaning seniors who earn more must pay more mrs. graham, for example, with income of less than 85
but a date has not been set. monty francis, nbc bay area news. >> thank you for the update. in san leandro a woman and baby are recovering from smoke inhalation after rescued from a burning building. a woman and her boyfriend who just happened to be walking by called 911 to report the fire. >> it was scary. it was scary. i wasn't sure who was in the house or not. all i knew is i seen the fire and we had to call. my boyfriend was over here trying to signal the people who were the house because the lights were on. but we got in answer. >> reporter: firefighters also rescued two dogs from the home. one had to be resuscitated. investigators say it looks like the fire started in a garage can outside and spread to the attic. >>> there have been several house fires this weechblgtd investigators are searching for what sparked this fire yesterday. firefighters were back at the scene today to investigate. no one was hurt. the mobile home is a total loss. >>> we have new information tonight regarding the scandal involving excia director david petraeus. nbc learned more abo the second woman involved i
have more as this day goes on, live from nbc's democracy plaza. full coverage begins tonight on "nbc nightly news" and election coverage starts live at 7 p.m. eastern, 4 pacific time. for now, i'm lester holt, nbc news, new york. . >>> watching the storm. the latest track is in and parts of our area could get rain and snow. storm-team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson will tell us how much and when. >>> but first, decision day after months and months of campaigning. billions of dollars spent. the election is finally here. the final push that could decide the course of the country for the next four years. this is it. good afternoon, everybody. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. we are on the trail with president obama and mitt romney. and we're also watching the polls in your neighborhood. we begin with news4's adam tuss in battleground virginia. he joins us live. the lines have been long today. >> reporter: here at this polling place, the line has been about two and a half to three hours long all day. right now, it is moving. that's the good news. it still stretches down
are still without electricity this morning after these two big storms. nbc's danielle leigh is in trenton, new jersey, for us this morning. danielle, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. we're waking up to a couple inches of snow here in trenton. behind me, a downed tree that possibly fell during the height of last night's storm. and for the hundreds of thousands of people still trying to recover from sandy, this was the last thing they needed. rain, snow, and wind at times over 60 miles an hour is drenching homes. entire communities already rearranged by hurricane sandy. >> it's overwhelming. >> it's very sad. it's very sad to see us getting pounded again. >> reporter: waves lashed out on beaches nearly washed away in last week's superstorm leading to new fears of flooding. from sea bright to queens, people are seeking shelter once again. >> a warm shelter is available for free at hillcrest high school. >> reporter: even as crews rushed to problematic power lines, hundreds of thousands just getting their lights back on are back in the dark. >> it's just, it's a little in
of trust the general himself called unacceptable. nbc bay area's brian mooar has the story from washington. >> the sudden fall of cia chief david petraeus has washington asking how and why. and the woman suddenly in the spotlight, author paula broadwell, isn't saying. back in january, she was promoting her book on the general. >> he absolutely loves the agency, and i think it's a great place for him. >> broadwell, a west point graduate and arm reserve officer had close access to the cia director. federal agents are investigating whether she had access to his e-mails or computer. >> my understanding is that the fbi's investigation into what took place on computers there did not -- was not necessarily focused on him. they came by the information by accident. >> law enforcement and multiple u.s. sources tell nbc news that e-mails between general petraeus and paula broadwell were indicative of an aextramarital affair. nbc was unable to reach paula for a comment. in his resignation letter, the retired four-star general revealed had he "show extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital
begin this morning with the flooding in daly city where the clean up has begun. we have both nbc bay area's christie smith and bob redell redell with us. we start off with christie smith of the details and what happened. any clean up yet, christie? >> reporter: good morning. it has been a morning and a mess here in daly city. there are front loaders and vacuum trucks everywhere trying to deal with this mudslide. it started with a water pipe that broke off. i wanted to show you what it has done to the hillside this morning as a section came down bringing trees and debris right into the neighborhood. neighbors say it sounded like a storm. water rushing down the hillside along lusanne avenue carrying debris and trees trapping parked cars. it was just to the left of romero's home. >> i was not aware there was a tank up there. >> reporter: what do you think now that you know what happened? >> i'm guessing, you know, infrastructure might be getting old. >> reporter: the gap in the hillside shows where it came from. there is a 978,000 gallon water tank that was 3/4 full. >> it is an eight-i
and gaza. nbc's chapman bell joins us on the phone now from tel aviv. chapman, good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, lynn. at this point this bus attack is being described as a terrorist attack. it says it has all the hallmarks of a terrorist attack, but it is not a suicide bomber that police officials can confirm. it seems explosives were placed on a bus in tel aviv. this is the first bus blast in israel since 2004, the last one being on a bus in the southern israeli city of bare shea but near gaza. if this is connected to the current conflicted, there's no confirmation at this point that it is, but this would show a change in tactics from the current tactics being used which is rocket launches from gaza into israel. this comes as secretary of state hillary clinton is here trying to negotiate a ceasefire. she and other senior diplomats from around the world, u.n. secretary ban ki moon as well, trying to come to an agreement. this occurs just when people were thinking a ceasefire could be in the cards. so if this is connected, this could potentially make a ceasefi
. >> nbc's trace sis pots there for us in cincinnati. tracie, thanks. >>> we turn to mike taihito who is in colorado where the polls show the candidates are in a dead heat. >> counting their running mates, the romney and obama teams have made 42 separate visits to the state. how tight is the race? the polls call it virtually deadlocked, 48-48. good news for republicans. in early voting, which is huge in colorado, 1.7 million votes already cast, more self-identified republicans have gone to the polls than democrats. on the obama side of the ledger, one strategist said they're meeting or exceeding their goals. what both sides agree on if there's no projected winner by the time the counting starts, this could be key. >> tonight brian williams and our entire political team will be with you all night as election results come in. our special election coverage begins at 7:00 p.m., 6:00 eastern time right here on this nbc station. >>> nbc meteorologist bill karins is in democracy plaza for us. he has your weather channel election day forecast. good morning to you, bill. >> good morning to you
some breaking news, nbc news -- here is a live picture right now. nbc news is predicting that the state of ohio will go to president obama. ohio is one of the key swing states and both candidates made dozens of trips to ohio in terms of shoring up the boat there. nbc news projecting at this point, at about 11:14, that the state of ohio goes to president obama. >> you cannot even say how huge that is. many people felt that without ohio, neither candidate could necessarily win. for mitt romney it is going to be crucial. kate amara is in the newsroom. big news about ohio. >> i said a few minutes ago, whatever the outcome, i think the nation just hopes it is a decisive victory. we do not want any more hanging chads this year. >> nbc was about five minutes behind me. the problem remains that it is a very divided country in terms of ideology. i think the first challenge is for the president to find a way to govern from the center and try to broker a compromise. the republican party clearly is going to have to reinvent itself nationally. it becomes narrower and narrower. people have moved away
that any letup and they'll lose ohio and lose the election. live from washington, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. raj? >> steve, thank you. here in california now, a new field poll is out on prop 34 which would end the death penalty. the poll finds that 45% of likely voters support stopping executions. 38% oppose the idea. 17% are undecided. the poll also finds that support for prop 34 is increasing, up four points since last month. and the voters are increasingly swayed by the costs of maintaining death row and all the court appeals that go with it. nbc by area's susan shaw will have a look at both sides of prop 34 in our 6:00 newscast. >>> and on election night, we have extensive local coverage on air and on line. nbcbayarea.com. we will be streaming results, interviews, and analysis on our website and our mobile application. just go to the app store for apple and android devices and search nbc bay area. >>> it could be a game changer for school leaders everywhere, a principal facing jail time after one of her teachers is charged with sexual abusing a student. marianne favro is l
engulfed their vehicle. people living on the island told nbc's ann curry support has been far too slow in coming. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here, and we need help immediately. >> well, fema teams did walk through staten island neighborhoods on thursday trying to make sure victims signed up for federal help. >>> elsewhere, the national guard handed out water, food, and diapers last night. 17 military aircraft arrived in new york state carrying power repair trucks from california. in virginia, the uss san antonio was loaded up with relief supplies and sent off to new york and new jersey. the city of hoboken is finally getting back on its feet after flooding stranded 20,000 people. governor chris christie says the power situation has drastically improved. >> remember, at the height of the storm we were at 2.7 million. a million more customers have been restored. >> in connecticut, garbage is piling up all along the streets as flooded basements are being cleaned out. let's go back to new york. washed out
-week. the storm, and the election, our coverage, nbc nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, and we can tell you it is almost over now, after a couple of years and a couple of billion dollars, on the eve of decision 2012, we are very close to knowing the first indications of how this race is going to break. heading into election day, by all accounts this election is a statistical dead heat, the latest national head-to-head has this as a 48-47 race, while state polls vary and while the battleground states call for a lot, you can tell how tight the race is by watching the two campaigns, positively barnstorming the battleground states, battling it out, based on the hope of converts here. all this, while the whole region of the country sits in the dark and watches the profound effects after the natural disaster. so we begin our election coverage here in democracy plaza in new york, with peter alexander traveling with the romney campaign in columbus, ohio. >> reporter: good evening, to you, brian, the romney campaign has tacked on two last-minute stops for tomorrow, so after governor romney votes
on this day in 2009 gathered tonight in san jose. they wanted to remember him and to demand a trial. nbc bay area's kimberly tere is at frost elementary school with a look at where the case stands now. >> reporter: blocks from where the killing happened and despite arrests made three years ago, the case is yet to go to trial. >> we want justice for michael. that's what he serves and that's what we are here for. as a family, we're not going to stop fighting for that. michael deserves it and we are going to get it. >> reporter: michael russell's family hosted a vigil at this elementary school the last three years. on november 10th, 2009, he was stabbed to death in the backyard of his home. >> i remember it like it happened yesterday. >> reporter: soon after the killing, police arrested two suspects in the case, both classmates of the victim. randy thompson 16 and jay williams 15 at the time of the killing and both are charged as adults. while the hearing was two with years ago, the trial is yet to begin because of numerous continuances. >> we want to do whatever we can to push this forward. >>
that respects its people's rights and international law. nbc political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd is traveling with the president. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. the president was only here on the ground for 12 hours, the first american president to visit myanmar, the country formerly known as burma. he was greeted by a sea of locals. some of it was spontaneous, some very organized. school-aged children in school uniforms waved the american flag and the myanmar flag. the president met with the official leadership here, played tourist, visiting a famous buddhist attraction here, a 2,000-year-old temple. he also went to aung san suu kyi's house, democracy activist who was under house arrest here in this country for years. the president went to her house, had a few words with her. but the centerpiece of his visit was a speech at yangon university where he laid out the case for why he's here, why he thinks myanmar can still be a thriving democracy. he used a little bit of the evolution of the american democratic story as motiv
that happens gaza remains under attack. richard engel, nbc news, gaza. >>> this is martin fletcher in southern israel where everyone is desperate to know, ground invasion of gaza or truce? officials say it is 50/50, leaving three and a half million israelis at the mercy of palestinian rockets, defended by israel's new hero, the iron dome, an anti-missile defense system made in israel, helped by america. of 900 rockets fired at israel in six days, only about 30 hit populated areas. >> we enjoy the iron dome which is a huge success. and luckily -- >> reporter: there is a siren now? >> right. >> reporter: there is a siren now. just to see what happens -- >> it will only fire. >> reporter: the system calculates which rockets will hit an inhabited area and knocks it out like here, and ignores all others. but it fails, too, missing about two out of ten, officials say two out of ten, officials say, making life scary. children in bomb shelters for the sixth straight day. i'm afraid of the sirens, seven-year-old romi says. >> there is another siren and just as we left, not sure how many rockets are bei
power grab that some say looks like the beginning of a new type of dictatorship there. nbc's jim maceda is high above tahrir square in cairo this evening. good evening >> reporter: hi, brian, well just as the world thought that egypt was coming out of the revolutionary pain, the demonstrators are out there digging in. once again, the square filled with protesters, tear gas and casualties. their target? a dictator. but this happened today. and they were not talking of hosni mubarak, but morsy, fresh from brokering a cease-fire in gaza. and winning world praise he set a precedent by granting himself new power, firing one man in the regime, and giving islamists free reign to write the constitution the opposition leaders took to the street, saying that he had appointed himself the new leader. the clashes spread across the country, injuring more than a 100. in alexandria, the muslim brotherhood headquarters there raided and burned by protesters >> they're not going to lose their voice if they think somehow they have a new hosni mubarak. >> reporter: but morsy told supporters he took the bold
. >> nbc bay area news starts now. >> good evening. i'm kris sanchez. we begin in san jose where a teenager is under arrest accused of pulling the trigger in a crime spree that claimed the life of one man and threatened the life of a police officer. nbc bay area is live with the very latest and what we know about this young suspect. >> reporter: kris, police say that 15-year-old was arrested in concord yesterday and is being held here on numerous charges, including suspicion of homicide, attempted murder, and armed robbery. san jose police have been looking for this suspect since last week after police say he and 26-year-old jonathan wilbanks of san jose robbed four businesses, fatally shot a man and started a shootout with police that injured one officer. the teen's alleged accomplice was arrested on november 16th, the night of the incident. today a memorial was held for rory park pettiford, 22-year-old shot during the pair's attempted park in the parking lot at the 7-eleven store in the 400 block of keely boulevard. his brother says he's grateful that the second suspect is now behind bars
>>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> right now at 11:00, drivers on the peninsula are facing major delays after a pedestrian was killed on a busy highway. we are following that developing story on the peninsula for you tonight. the chp issued a severe traffic alert after a woman was found lying along highway 101 near south airport boulevard and grand avenue. as officers investigated all north bound lanes of the highway were shut down, causing a two-mile backup. just moments ago we learned that all lanes are once again open. traffic is still going slowly tonight. officers were first called out to the scene about 8:20. they say the woman was still alive but died shortly after. they don't know how she ended up walking on the highway. >> we have witnesses that called in. so it's under investigation of how or who had struck her. so we're interviewing witnesses right now. >> officers say they don't know the woman's age or any other identification. we continue to follow this developing story and will bring you more details as they come into the newsroom. >>> a second suspect is behind bar
will be the biggest online shopping day of the year to the tune of $1.5 billion. nbc's kristen dahlgren has more. >> reporter: from the moment doors opened thursday, before the thanksgiving dishes were even done, almost a quarter billion shoppers will have been online or in stores. >> i just prepare, put my speakers on and go for it. >> reporter: shopping started earlier than ever, and in spite of the employee protests, the early opening paid off. according to the national retail federation, more than 35 million shopped on thanksgiving, six million more than last year. black friday was big, too. 89 million braved the crowds in search of those hard-to-beat bargains, up from 86 million last year. >> the biggest wish list is -- >> uggs. >> reporter: and americans spent more, too. the average shopper spent $423 this weekend, up from $398 last year, for a total of $59.1 billion. it's not just the stores seeing the boom. for the first time, online spending topped $1 billion on black friday, well before so called cyber monday. also expected to break records. >> it's great for me. i don't have to get of
sales. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with the details. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. today we'll see a continued push by the white house. in fact, for the rest of this week, new details released this morning, still pushing for those taxes on the rich. meantime, here on capitol hill we're seeing some small signs of compromise. today president obama meets with small business leaders continuing his push for higher taxes for the wealthy. a new xhous economic report warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle class family will owe uncle sam another $2200 next year. >> it seems to be the thing we can agree on, that middle class families should see an extension of these tax cuts. >> reporter: some prominent republicans dead set against raising taxes on anyone now hint they may consider other options. >> we've been open to revenue by closing loopholes as long as it's tied to spending cuts and pro growth tax reform that broadens the base. >> you don't raise rates. you cap the amount -- it hets the wealthy. >> reporter: the bottom line, americans are bo
coast is gearing up for a new series of powerful storms this week, so nbc's meteorologist dylan dreyer is down on the plaza with more on that. good morning, dylan. what's the latest? >> good morning. the problem with the west coast is it is storm after storm that is going to pound california and oregon and washington state. you can see the next one is already making its way onshore, and we are looking at heavy rain, especially across northern california. you can see a closer look. that band of heavy rain just to the west of northern california, that's going to move onshore, and we are going to see a series of these rounds of heavier pockets of rain move in, especially this afternoon. winds will get gusty as well. we had a lot of delays yesterday because of the bad weather out in california. we will most likely see more of those today. look at some of the expected rainfall totals over the next 48 hours. we could end up with some parts of northern california, just north of redding, possibly picking up more than a foot of rainfall out of this system, and it does look like that will contin
this is still a neck and neck race. according to the final preelection nbc news "wall street journal" possible, 48% of likely voters support president obama, while a close 47% favor governor mitt romney. the president holds the same narrow 48% to 47% edge among likely voters in virginia. mr. obama holds a slightly wider lead in florida with support from 49% of likely voters compared to romney's 47. and in all important ohio, our poll shows president obama holds a six-point lead over his republican rival with 51% to romney's 45. nbc's tracy potts is in cincinnati, ohio, with details on the candidates' final frantic day of campaigning. tracy, very good morning to you. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. good morning, everyone. it is going to be a very busy last day of campaigning. it was a busy weekend, especially here in ohio. all four candidates showing up here in various parts of ohio over the weekend. it is becoming very clear that all roads lead through ohio in this important presidential race. let's start with the president who is right here in cincinnati last night where he talked about
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